University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Psychology, College of Social Science.

The honours B.Sc. program in Psychology offers an opportunity for students to develop interests within learning, perception, cognition, and physiological psychology from a sound base in physical and biological sciences. Students primarily interested in other areas within psychology should consult the schedule of studies for the Bachelor of Arts program. Psychology courses in the above focuses may also be studied via the B.A. program. A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required for approval to enter semester 5.

Specialized Honours

Semester 1

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-104 General Chemistry I
63-108 Elements of Calculus I
76-107 Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
One course from80-110, **80-120

Semester 2

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-105 General Chemistry II
27-150 Introduction to Programming
76-108 Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
One course from 80-110, **80-120

**Psychology 80-110 should be completed prior to semester 3, Psychology 80-120prior to semester 4.

Semester 3

80-233 Principles of Learning
80-241 Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I
80-239 Principles of Sensation and Perception
80-265 Introduction to Cognitive Processes
89-204 Statistics I
***Two electives.

Semester 4

One of:
80-231 Introduction to Social Psychology
80-245 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
80-274 Personality
One Psychology core course from 80-233, 80-239, 80-241, 80-265.
89-205 Statistics II
***Two electives.

By the end of semester 4, all students should have completed 17-115,65-100, 92-102, and the 2 Social Science courses 80-110 and 80-120.

Semester 5

80-3371 Research Methods
***Four electives

Semester 6

80-3372 Research Methods
***Four electives.

Semester 7

80-487 Honours Thesis I **
One course at the 300 or 400 level from List One or List Two**.
***Four electives.

Semester 8

80-437 History of Psychology
80-4881:2 Honours Thesis II **
Two courses at the 300 or 400 level from List One or List Two**.
80-490 Psychology Seminar
***One elective.

**Students intending to go on to graduate school should take Honours Thesis I and Honours Thesis II.

***Additional courses in semester 3-8 must be taken to make up a total of: Two arts and/or non- psychology social science electives Seven courses from List One Six acceptable non-psychology science course electives; suggestions for particularly suitable electives are given in List Two.

Note: The selection of electives should take into consideration the prerequisites for preferred advanced courses. With the permission of the Psychology Department PRIOR to course selection, up to 2 non-psychology courses can be used towards the psychology credits if such courses enhance the student's psychology program.

List One

Learning and Physiological Psychology
80-303 Behavioral Aspects of Drug Action
80-304 Current Issues in Neuropsychology
80-341 Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience II
80-343 Topics in the Psychology of Learning
80-475 Motivation
92-407 Animal Behaviour
Perception and Cognition
76-203 Biophysics of Excitable Cells
80-333 Human Memory
80-334 Psycholinguistics
80-440 Contemporary Issues in Basic and Applied Perception and Cognition.

List Two

The following courses are particularly suitable science electives for students in this program:


A minor in Psychology requires 10 psychology courses as follows:
80-110 Principles of Behaviour
80-120 Dynamics of Behaviour
80-201 Quantification in Psychology
89-204 Statistics I
80-236 Introductory Research Methods
Four 200-level psychology core courses selected as in the B.Sc. Specialized Honours Psychology program and 2 additional psychology courses at the 300 level or above.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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